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Like Jurassic Park would do years later, David Cronenberg’s The Fly showed that if you tamper too much with science, your experiments can destroy you. Viewers who watched the film when it first came out nearly 20 years ago may still be haunted by its visceral visuals, and soon fans can see the movie’s storyline continue, as Idw Publishing has announced a sequel comic book series, The Fly: Outbreak.
Press Release - “San Diego, CA (December 17, 2014) – The story that began in David Cronenberg’s film update of The Fly continues here with a five-issue miniseries The Fly: Outbreak written by Brandon Seifert (Hellraiser, Witch Doctor) with painted interior and cover art by menton3 (Silent Hill, Monocyte). Issue one will hit in March and will boast variant covers by Jason Edmiston and Lukas Ketner.
Years ago, a scientist had a horrific accident when he tried to use his »
- Derek Anderson
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 2015…
Borag bumper-editioning Thung, Earthlets! It’s the last 2000Ad issue of 2014, and the Mighty Tharg has blessed us all with a 100-page spectacular.
Judge Dredd bookends the special with separate stories at the front (more on which later) and back (more on which now). Michael Carroll’s closer, ‘The Ghost of Christmas Present’, follows the story of corrupt businessman’s bodyguard and Hitman-cosplayer Titus Axle. After seeing the ghosts of people he’s murdered, he has a change of heart from the killing game. More of a Mega City tale than a Dredd one, but with that aforementioned opener still to come, you can’t get too grinchy.
- Oli Davis
Join slacker surfer dude Dean and The King, legendary gold-laméd rock’n’roller, as they take their pink Cadillac into the soft, white supremacist, Evangelical brimstone underbelly of the good ol’ Us of A!
From legendary writer Gordon Rennie (Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Necronauts) and the late-great Martin Emond (Accident Man, Lobo), White Trash is a riotous, rock and roll odyssey that blends the best bits of “Welcome To The Jungle”, “Deliverance” and “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas” and blasts them into overdrive!
Cram-packed with moronic humor, madcap violence and glorious painted illustration, don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind slice of anarchic Americana!
White Trash is set for release on April 8th, priced $19.99.
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- Gary Collinson
There's an argument that suggests the closest Sylvester Stallone ever really came to playing Judge Dredd wasn't in the 1995 film of the same name, but in his earlier sci-fi action film, Demolition Man. It's not a brilliant argument, but it's an argument nonetheless.
We've an awful lot of time for Demolition Man, which co-starred Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock and the late Nigel Hawthorne (a man who was less of a fan of the movie, using it as a stepping stone to get The Madness Of King George made). But one of the residing mysteries of it centres on, well, the toilet. More specifically, the three sea shells that have replaced toilet paper in the future.
Whilst we're no closer to working out how the three sea shells work, we »
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1910…
Borag Thung, Earthlets!
After John Wagner’s wonderful 10-parter concluded last week, Judge Dredd returns in Alec Worley’s entertaining one-shot. A masked vigilante named Salvotre Whiskers (disguised as a popular Mega City One kid’s comic book character) is killing rich folk, the next target being his alias’ original creator, Kurt Vymarr. At first, the character seems like an odd swipe at former 2000Ad scribe Alan Moore, and how his V for Vendetta influenced the hacker group Anonymous – with Vymarr even joking about not getting any royalties from the murderer using his character (recalling Moore refusing any cheques from the movie adaptations of his work). Where’s this going, you think. Then the writer is revealed to have written a 600 page graphic novel in just 3 months, and that’s where the comparisons end. Moore has been writing his Jerusalem for the past decade.
- Oli Davis
As the proliferation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the slow, drawn-out birth of DC’s Dawn of Justice has proven, shared universes and the friendships therein are all the rage. Especially these days, it seems all we want is to see our favourite heroes hanging out, whether it be the tentative bromance between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, or love stories like The Vision and Scarlet Witch. Don’t forget the multi-property or corporation crossover, either: success stories such as Batman vs Predator, Judge Dredd vs Aliens and the Justice League/Avengers giving fans everywhere cause to celebrate. If there’s one thing comic book fans love, it’s a good crossover!
- Joel Harley
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog 1909…
Borag Thung, Earthlets!
We begin with an ending. The ending of Kingdom, to be precise – and the story of how Gene the Hackman found it. Beyond mindless action and a consistent (if irritating) dialect, there is little to enjoy in Dan Abnett’s tale of mutant dogs fighting a race of giant alien bugs. Beethoven meets Starship Troopers, this is not.
If you’re looking for mindless action, you’ll struggle to find a more literal example than in Pat Mills’ Greysuit – which opens on John Blake’s latest target, The Family Man (so-called because he murders a victim’s entire family when on assassination hits), bashing his own brains in against a wall. The disconnected eyeball flailing in each hit’s recoil is inspired. As is the army officer who suffers from singing Tourette’s (every other frame has him breaking into song), whom »
- Oli Davis
For those of you old enough, cast your minds back to the far reaches of 1976 (those of you like me who are not old enough just imagine). For children it was one of the best years ever with one of the hottest summers on record, the Muppet show, Raleigh Chopper bikes and no end of year exams. But little did children of the time know that in a little room, hunched over a desk were Pat Mills and John Wagner and they were in the process of developing what was to become one of the most popular UK comics of all time, 2000Ad. In particular, they were designing new characters for the publication and one of those under development was the futuristic fascist policeman we know and love as Judge Dredd.
First appearing in Prog 2 of 2000Ad in 1977, Dredd »
- Andrew Newton
One of the most frequently posted comments on this website over the past year? It'd be something along the lines of 'they can make [name of sequel that sounds not very good], but they can't make Dredd 2'. The frustration is understandable. When the Karl Urban-headlined Dredd movie tanked at the Us box office in particular, it seemed to take any hopes of a follow-up to what had been a raw, worthwhile film with it.
But the flame of hope still flickers, with a new web series the latest addition to the world of Dredd. However, should all concerned be looking for a future direction for Dredd 2, then Judge Dredd: Origins is surely prime material. It's a 2007 23-issue arc written and illustrated by Judge Dredd creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra to »
UK artist Greg Staples has a large body of work well-known among comic book geeks. He's best known for Judge Dredd and the illustrations he did for Wizards of the Coast. I came across his Batman vs. Joker art piece, and when I did a search I found a couple more Batman pieces. I like how Staples uses shadows to define the shape and mass of the figures. Staples seems to post new things on Facebook, and he has a few older pieces on his website.
- Free Reyes
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog #1907…
Judge Dredd co-creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra reach part eight in their ‘Block Judge’ storyline this week. The progress has been slow cleaning up Gramercy Heights, but in a satisfying way. Dredd’s systematic arresting of the low-tier drug dealers to the high-level money men is a subtle exploration of proper, Wire-style policing in Mega City One. Multiple threats bubble away in the housing block, and it’s difficult to know which one will be the story’s conclusion. My money’s on the John Lennon-lookalike making a bomb in his flat.
But if you want explosions now rather than being slow built up to, Kingdom is your strip. The storyline is unabashed action, as the assorted band of mutant dogs and humans prepare to battle the badder and baddest one of Them – the enemy’s Alpha. Unfortunately, this action is at the »
- Oli Davis
With a history almost as long as that of his arch enemy and a similar cultural reach to the Caped Crusader himself, it seems odd that so little is known about The Joker. He made his first appearance in the comic books some seventy years ago and has since been all over the subsequent Batman TV shows, cartoons, films and video games. Everybody knows certain things about him – the psychotic clown get up, the weird love/hate relationship with the Dark Knight – but that’s about it.
The character’s past has been purposefully kept vague, with the multiple different origin stories he gives in The Dark Knight film characteristic as the various different explanations for his madness and scarred appearance that have cropped up in the funnybooks. His motivations are similarly vague, with the occasional reference to his belief in chaos or anarchy.
In those seventy years, »
- Tom Baker
Oliver Davis reviews 2000Ad Prog #1906…
Borag thungg, Earthlets! This week’s Prog has dog fighters (literally), private school bashing, a vast, inter-dimensional eye and a talking horse. Some are great, some are dragging their feet; others, like Dredd, are just plain fun.
Judge Dredd is still playing babysitter/social engineer/Block Judge at Gramercy Heights. It’s always to see Dredd written and drawn by original creators John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. They bring an effortless understanding of its protagonist to the strip. There’s no overt effort to make it dark or tortured. It’s simply Dredd doing what he does best: being a hardass (a year at a Cursed Earth Correction Facility for one citizen with a Taiwanese Sexmek – a mekanoid rendered illegal “Under The Indenceny Act Of 2029” – being one harsh example).
A subtle joy about the Block Judge story is the montages. Initially they were slightly tedious, »
- Oli Davis
Canadian series Michaëlle en Sacrament swept the 4th Annual Marseille Web Fest, the largest international web series festival in Europe. The professional jury, led by Twilight-star Jackson Rathbone (and 2013 Streamy Award nominee for his starring role in the Warner Bros. web series Aim High), awarded six prizes from 25 official selections from countries around the world, including the United States, France, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Ghana. Michaëlle en Sacrament, a French-language dramedy now on TV5 Québec Canada, took home 2014 Grand Jury Prize (presented by CanalPlay) and scored awards for best screenplay by Christine Doyon and best actress for Gabrielle Forcier. The Best Director accolade went to three different winners across two digital titles: Eric Piccolo of Projet M, and Sébastien Landry and Laurence Morais of Lagace - La Chienne. Chris Jericho snagged the Best Actor award for his work in But I’m Chris Jericho, »
- Bree Brouwer
Zero more days ’til Halloween, my friends. That means we’ll all soon be dressing up in pop culturally aware costumes, eating candy we’re supposed to be giving to children and gorging ourselves on fright night features. To mark the occasion, special guest host Eric D. Snider submits himself to a fiendish quiz about horror movies and the Psychorama technique after we share your responses to last week’s question. Plus, we have a candid conversation with R-rated producer Adi Shankar who continues playing by his own rules with the release of a twisted, Saturday Morning Cartoon From Hell take on Judge Dredd. You should follow Eric (@ericdsnider), Adi Shankar (@adishankarbrand), the show (@brokenprojector), Geoff (@drgmlatulippe) and Scott (@scottmbeggs) on Twitter for more on a daily basis. Please review us on iTunes Download Episode #75 Or subscribe Through iTunes On This Week’s Show: What We Learned This Week [0:00 - 0:30] Your Responses: Characters Over the Edge [0:30 - 7:30] This Horror »
- Scott Beggs
Having injected life into the zombie genre with the bold and high-octane thriller, 28 Days Later, before guiding Judge Dredd to the screen in style back in 2012, Ex Machina marks Garland’s first foray behind the camera, and it’s certainly shaping up to be an eye-catching debut.
In essence, the film follows a young coder named Caleb (played here by Star Wars Episode VII star, Domhnall Gleeson), who is invited to the lavish home of his reclusive boss to partake in an experiment that would see the world’s first artificial intelligence planted into the body of a woman. Oscar Isaac plays the part of the reticent CEO.
Expect philosophical questions aplenty when the film hits in the early stages of next year, »
- Michael Briers
Villordsutch reviews the 2000Ad Winter Special…
Greetings squaxx dek Thargo and welcome to this rather rotund 48-page winter special of 2000Ad where following on from the popular Summer Special (Autumn be damned) some impressive names have returned to give us some one-shots or opening chapters samples for forthcoming stories. So let’s dive in and see what we have been served up.
Judge Dredd: Sorebone
Written by T.C. Eglington our story follows a small time juve gang who are rapidly losing members the messy way. Dredd investigates and discovers that there are now only two gang members left, Little Petey Foscel and the gang leader Paul “Inky” Gorble. After a tip-off that Inky is attempting to buy a rather big gun – which transpires is for protection – we discover that Little Petey has found a cursed knife called the Sorebone and he is currently in the process of disposing of numerous gang members, »
After two straight years of call-to-arms, online petitions and continual coy “maybe there’ll be a sequel” talk from Karl Urban, Dredd finally earned itself a follow-up. Not a real sequel, of course. Actually, it might be less of a sequel than last year’s official comic book follow-up, “Dredd: Underbelly,” but it’s new Dredd nonetheless. Judge Dredd: Superfiend, an animated Judge Dredd webseries from Dredd producer Adi Shankar is viewable online right now! But again, not a real sequel. Because while Superfiend may be Shankar’s baby, it’s a “bootleg”- as in, not licensed by 2000 Ad (the comic magazine that puts out new “Judge Dredd” stories every week) or anyone else non-Shankar who would have had a hand in a “real” Dredd Part II. It’s more or less a pro-quality fan film, in the style of Shankar’s other shorts, The Punisher: Dirty Laundry or Venom: Truth in Journalism. Still »
- Adam Bellotto
You guys heard of this thing called Reddit? Zowie! Adi Shankhar who is a producer behind a bunch of violent flicks like Dredd and The Grey just dropped his new Judge Dredd animated serious on youtube. Enjoy.
This "bootleg" series was written and directed by The Junquera Brothers.
Before we begin, here is a message from Adi Shankhar:
And here is the entire series as a playlist:
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We’ve been teasing the animated Judge Dredd miniseries Judge Dredd: Superfiend for a few weeks now, and it’s finally online for all to see. Written and directed by The Junquera Brothers, the miniseries contains elements of the Dark Judges story arc, and it’s done in the tradition of Saturday morning cartoons. It was also produced by Adi Shankar, who produced the 2012 film Dredd starring Karl Urban, so there’s a bit of connective tissue to that take as well. The miniseries is an unofficial production in the vein of Shankar’s other independent ventures, the Punisher short Dirty Laundry and the Venom short Truth in Journalism. Hit the jump to watch all six episodes of Judge Dredd: Superfiend. You can watch all six episodes of the Judge Dredd miniseries below, preceded by an introduction from Shankar.
The post Watch the Entire Judge Dredd: Superfiend Miniseries Online Now appeared first on Collider. »
- Adam Chitwood
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